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Dec 6, 2011 5:30pm PST
denied any involvement but it is raising fears tonight of more violence to come. >>> and in syria, the streets are bloody tonight, the scenes are grisly, with up to 50 dead in the last day and the country appears to be spiraling towards civil war by the hour. abc's martha raddatz reports. >> reporter: it started in darkness. a terrifying volley of gunfire that began one of the bloodiest 24 hours since this revolution began to force out syria's dictator, bashir al assad. this morning, with weapons still cracking and tanks thundering by, people were running for their lives, children looking for cover. some, too late. thousands of miles away, secretary of state hillary clinton met with syrian opposition groups. >> they need to be assured that syria will be better off under a regime of tolerance rather than on the whims of a dictator. >> reporter: clinton is also sending our ambassador robert ford back to syria after pulling him out for his safety. clinton says he will be a witness to assad's brutality as syria slides closer into an all-out civil war. martha raddatz, abc news. >>> and
Dec 2, 2011 7:00pm PST
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Dec 24, 2011 5:00pm PST
and forth to the middle east, my family is from syria. i never thought i would see a dictator taken down by the power of street protests. in egypt, it's freer. the press can travel to cairo and report. i have come to love that country and the people in egypt, i truly have over the several years i spent reporting there. so, it's almost, i almost -- it's almost like wishing family well when you know a country intimately in a way i have grown to know egypt. >> hala gorani on reporting from egypt. i spent time there, our fellow colleagues had chance to see the chapter. back with hala, arwa and ben. you live in cairo, your family was there. the same time this was all happening, you are concerned about your family and their well-being. >> i was completely split, ripped in two. on one hand, i wanted to cover the revolution. my neighborhood was an armed camp. my neighbors put barricades on the roads. they pulled out weapons i didn't know they had. shotguns, machine guns, samurai swords. my 17-year-old son was out with a baseball bat and german shepherd. we live in a nice neighborhood surrounded
Dec 10, 2011 11:00am PST
. >>> bloodshed across syria now as security force continue a brutal eight month crackdown against protesters there. women and children are reportedly among the dead. we go live to the middle east right after this. >>> security forces reportedly killed 60 people across syria today. i want to warn you some of the video you're about to see is very graphic, cnn jim clancy is in tripoli, lebanon. he has the latest on this eight month syrian crackdown. i understand one of yesterday's, among those dead was a small child, a 10-year-old, right? >> reporter: a 10-year-old child sitting in his own home by a window hit by a single round that was fired penetrated that window frame. he bled to death in his own home. a very sad case certainly. and indicative of the way the violence has been spiraling downwards in syria and especially in the city of haams. then came his funeral and at his funeral the people who were carrying his body in a procession actually came under fire from snipers. we talked to abdul who is a member of the revolutionary council and he said he point ad finger at snipers that worked for
Dec 14, 2011 11:00pm PST
in places like tunisia and egypt and libya, syria, this is not risking getting pepper spray order tear gassed only but risking livelihood and live and death. >> there's a difference of what happens in the west and the east and we'll get to that but everybody is taking risks and the folks there are risking their lives to have governments like we have here which the people here are protest whh is is one of the ironies of this t also one of the this that connects them both. >> charlie: when someone suggests oyou thought of this as the ultimate choice say like kurt said, did it overwhelm you where you cannot think of anything else. >> we start thinking about this halfway through the year and at the halfway point of the year we were talki abouthe arab spring and how revolutionary that was and how world historical that was buts it became contagious as this idea spread to europe and elsewhere in the middle east it seemed to me a much larger phenomenon of people fed up and frustrad b also people who want more democracy in the arab world they want democracy, here they want democracy to be more
Dec 12, 2011 1:00pm PST
by anybody inside of iraq. and i believe them. >> now, syria is also another concern. the iraqi government has not been as forceful in criticizing the violent crack down. the prime minister saying he doesn't believe he has the right it call the president to step down. mr. obama was asked about this. he described their differences as tactical and he said that he believes the prime minister is doing what he thinks is bet for the people of iraq. wolf? >> that's pretty shocking when you think about it, dan. the only countries in the arab league in lebanon, which obviously hezbollah has close ties with syria and iraq, all of the other members basically are with the u.s. europeans, rest of the world, in condemning him. but malachi in baghdad refusing to do so. we will discuss what is going on in our next hour. also, i write about this on my blog today. >>> let's go to jack cafferty right now. he's got the cafferty file. jack? >> not exactly breaking news, but americans are fed up with congress. really, really fed up. a new gal yum poll shows incumbents are highest they have been in years. 76% p
Dec 21, 2011 1:00pm PST
in the fight over the payroll tax cut. >>> also, new allegations of genocide in syria. is the white house reaction tough enough? >>> and iraq's prime minister demands the vice president be brought to justice. >>> down to the wire for republican candidates before the first presidential votes are cast in iowa. some fear a risky stalemate in congress could hurt the republicans' chances of reclaiming the white house. let's discuss what's going on with former u.s. senator from pennsylvania, rick santorum. thanks for coming in. let me get right to the issue of the moment here in washington. are you with house republicans or senate republicans when it comes to extending the payroll tax cut for middle class american families? >> my feeling is that there is a social security trust fund that is used to pay social security benefits or there isn't. and someone who's been on the butt end of many attacks that republicans don't care about social security, the republicans are the ones who are tries to get social security, republicans are the ones who are going to make sure they're not going to stand up a
Dec 5, 2011 11:00pm PST
by the ongoing developments around them. we have the situation most importantly in syria. syria right now, the regime there, an important member of the iranian axis is the verge of collapse. >> teetering. >> if the regime collapses and changes over there, that's a major breach in their front line. >> robin, is it going to get worse? how much worse? there's people saying america is going to be forced to intervene in some way militarily in iran. >> on the military side that remains to be seen. the big concern, of course, as you said is the effect on oil prices and what effect any attack on iran will have there. we're seeing oil prices rising in response to the tensions and also in response to the sanctions at the u.s. and europeans are trying to impose on iranian oil. >> america has tried to make the point, hey, rest of the world, europe, china get on board with us and stop buying iranian oil. technically that's a difficult thing to do. even if it happened, it might have an adverse effect, and that would be there's less oil on the market and the oil is worth more. pump prices in america go
Dec 12, 2011 3:00pm PST
. the latest now from cnn's jim clancy. >> reporter: in the embattled city in syria, people are on edge and they have good reason to be. the city is surrounded and they are facing a deadline to lay down their arms and hand over defectors or members of the so-called free syria army. they have no intention of doing that. and it looks like a showdown is looming. we talked to someone a short time ago. listen to one of the leaders of the opposition has to say. >> from the early morning, a lot of tanks inside the city. but security forces and the army is still surrounding homs. we don't know when -- [ inaudible ] so people expect the possible attack at any moment. but we don't know when. >> reporter: john also told me that they couldn't leave the city even if they wanted. to militia men have set up checkpoints and he said the freedom of movement has been limited. they are hoping that they can stand up against all of this. they say they're still optimistic but they are predicting a very bloody showdown. >> jim clancy monitoring the latest in syria from beirut. we promise we'll keep a close eye
Dec 23, 2011 5:30pm PST
. lama hasan in london, thank you. >>> one more note overseas in syria, where the uprising against the regime has taken an especially deadly turn. two powerful suicide bombs ripped through the heart of damascus near two heavily fortified government buildings. fortified buildings. at least 40 people were killed, 100 injured. and the government immediately put the blame on al qaeda, but opposition groups there are skeptical. some suggesting that the government itself orchestrated these attacks. in the country, where some 5,000 people already have been killed since the unrest began, one thing is clear. tonight, syria is edging ever closer to all-out civil war. >>> and back at home now, and to politics, and your voice, your vote. the republican presidential candidates got in one last full day of campaigning before taking a break for the christmas holiday. and for one of the candidates, the stop-down cannot come soon enough. abc's john berman is on the trail in new hampshire. >> reporter: after being brutalized for weeks, today, newt gingrich made clear what he wants for christmas. >> m
Dec 26, 2011 5:03pm EST
and reconciliation can bring about peace. >>> the arab league is trying to reign in the violence in syria. syria turned into a blood pat bath. syrian forces killed several hundreds in the past week. opposition leaders say they doubt the monitors will have much of an impact. >>> in north korea, thousands are gathering to mourn the death of kim jong-il. fox's david lee miller has the latest. >> reporter: the 14 year north korean leader with public displays of mourning. in south korea, home to many exiles, protests have begun against the current government structure. leaflets are airlifted over the border with the hope that they will reach citizens. some plan to travel north and pay respects to help diplomacy. >> i believe it is our duty to express condolences. we hope our visit helps to improve the north, south relationship. in seoul, an attempt to install a memorial to offer the late leader is being met with resistance by antinorth protestors. >> we are hear today to stop people from setting up incense altars. >> reporter: supporters argue the democratic south should allow the freedom to mourning
Dec 13, 2011 1:00pm PST
detailed conversation about syria yesterday. from the iraqi perspective -- >> he has rejected the arab league's sanctions. almost all of the other arab countries want to impose sanctions on syria, not iraq. >> so the case the iraqis make and it is prime minister makes is they suffered under sanctions, they know what that's like and also are concerned about what would follow assad -- >> you buy that? >> no, in the case that the president made to the prime minister is the single greatest cause of instability right now in syria, the person who actually threatens a sectarian conflict is assad. and until he stops killing his people and there's a chance in governance in syria, the threat is real. and we made that case very strongly to the iraqis. i think they are outliers right now. but they have real concerns. >> is it your sense -- and i know you studied the situation very closely in syria right now that the return of the united states ambassador sends the wrong signal to everyone out there that it's almost going to be business as usual between the united states and syria. why not sever di
Dec 7, 2011 3:00am PST
nations, syria's nine-month crackdown on protesters have killed 4,000 people including some children. >>> and a nation that doesn't use the euro could put a wrench in europe's plan to fix its debt crisis. british prime minister david cameron is demanding safeguards for england or his nation will veto a treaty designed to save the troubled currency. >>> today marks 70 years since the japanese bombing on pearl harbor, the attack that led the u.s. into world war ii. 120 survivors are expected to arrive in hawaii for the annual commemoration. there will are rifle salutes, wreath presentations to honor and remember the nearly 2,400 people who died in that surprise attack. this is the last time the survivors association will gather together, because members, carol, are aging. their health declining and don't have enough membership to withstands the committees and chapters around the country. >> many in their 90s now. >> yeah. so sad. >> but we're proud of them. >> republican front-runner newt gingrich likes to call barack obama the most successful food stamp president in history. 47 millio
Dec 21, 2011 11:00pm PST
are outrages at the abuse suffered by women protesters this past week. >>> now to syria where the main opposition group is accusing president al assad's regime of committing brutal massacres this week. 250 people have been killed in a 48-hour period. we're following the story from abu dhabi. what is the international community doing in response to this violence? >> erin, the head of the arab league asked the syrian regime to stop violence immediately and facilitate the mission of the observers expected to visit syria within days. on the other hand, france said that the violence in syria is alarming and said that the government should end this murderous spiral. into which assad is dragging his people. the opposition has called the u.n. secure council to meet immediately and find ways to protect civilians. erin? >> thank you. now a girl in mairn vanishes and police expanded their search for her. ayla reynolds disappeared friday. he was last seen wearing green pajamas with white polka dots and had a cast on her arm from a recent fall. chris is covering the story from waterville, maine. 16
Dec 6, 2011 7:00am PST
closed schools. temperatures are expected to ge, >>> still ahead this morning, undercover in syria to see prodemocracy demonstrators battle the regime that killed thousands of it opponents. >>> the battle over new laws to limit abortion in kansas. the lives and issues at stake in this debate. this is "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver pro
Dec 21, 2011 4:30am EST
. >>> elsewhere, a bloody crackdown continues in syria with reports of more than 100 deaths over the past two days, including dozens of defectors from president bashar al assad forces. amateur video shows what is to be the result of bloody clashs between protesters and government forces in and around damascus. this week's surge in violence is believed to be a so-called last push by assad's regime before arab league monitors arrive in that country. >>> in what's called the biggest women in cairo, demanding the government military step down. marchers carried a photo of a woman whose clothes were partially pulled off by troops as a symbol of their outrage over the brutal trooement of female protesters. some 10,000 chanting women carried signs, turned out for the massive march throughout downtown cairo. this as 14 people were reportedly killed during a fifth day of clashes between protesters and military forces. >>> back here at home, it may not officially be winter yet but a blistering snowstorm that plowed through the southwest and southern plains was a bitter reminder of what's in store over the ne
Dec 11, 2011 2:00pm PST
were talking in the newsroom about syria. we would not know what is happening inside syria if it is not for twitter, social media, youtube. news reporters are not allowed in. we cannot verify exactly whether the information is authentic, but we see all these videos uprou uploaded to youtube. people are tweeting, getting information out. ordinary people will not stand for repression. they will find ways to organize themselves, they will find ways to tell the world and ask for help. >> it is happening on a very big way. and then you mentioned there is some food. what is the food connection here? >> actually, we -- people were tweeting about food, that doesn't even quiexist in the und states. the mclobster, that was the number one hash tag about food. people kept tweeting about the mclobster that is coming to the united states. >> they wanted it to happen they were wishing. >> they burst their bubble and said, no, it is not going to happen. >> no one knows where that came from, how that got started? >> no. maybe somebody said they feel like eating a mcliorstobster, w not? mayb
Dec 26, 2011 4:00am PST
? >> well, iraq has adversaries there for whom the f-16s might prevent some attacks. syria is a great example, iran is a great example. they're not going to be the most sophisticated ones, they won't be able to attack israel or anything like that, but we're probably going to sell them to them, $10 billion worth. >> to a fragile government. >> yeah, separate issue altogether. and we have to have trainers there to make sure they're maintained properly and so on. it's a difficult situation, but i think we're going to do it. >> thank you so much. >> you bet. >>> a christmas tragedy in connecticut. a massive fire takes the lives of five people including three children. >>> and 2011 left congress bruised and battered. what lessons can lawmakers take forward to 2012? with the capital one venture card we get double miles on every purchase. dinner! [ garth ] we get double miles every time we use our card. and since double miles add up fast, we can bring the whole gang! it's hard to beat double miles! i want a mace, a sword, a... oww! [ male announcer ] get the venture card from capital one and
Dec 6, 2011 6:00am EST
're very worried about what's going to happen in sir. syria. if we want to counter the iranians, that would be the biggest blow to the iranians strategically that i can think of. >> i just, i think it's a very important question that you've put forward, and i think that the answer is in constant motion. um, because the region is changing dramatically. and, therefore, iranian calculations change dramatically. i think there's no question that the most interesting feeler that the iranians put out was in 2003 when we had smashed iraq in a war that put us on their doorstep. and even that feeler when i talked to people in iran in 2003 who were involved in putting it forward, they said, frankly, that it didn't are the full approval of the supreme leader, khamenei. so now we are in a totally different situation which iran has to calculate where it stands. um, i agree very much with the point put forward by professor menashri that the iranian regime right now is very much interested in its own survival and the survival of the elite. and if this is seen as a vehicle to help insure that future surviva
Dec 31, 2011 5:00am PST
that peace agreement in syria is working out. no. i am, of course, being facetious here. those are the shots you hear in syria. thousands of syrians taking to the streets. more anti-government protests. the shooting continues. opposition leaders say as many as 35 people were killed yesterday during massive protests, and get this. this is going on as the arab league monitors are there, on the ground right now, determining whether the government is adhering to the agreement to pull its forces from the streets and stop the violence. >>> the u.n. says more than 5,000 people have been killed since the uprising against president bashar al assad began last march. >>> iran's navy conducting military exercises in the persian gulf this weekend near the strait of hormuz. that strait is a major gateway for oil shipments to the rest of the world. the united arab emirates sits just across from the strait of iran and the pentagon announced a $3.5 billion deal to sell anti-missile defense systems to the uae. they're planning to test a long-range missile in the next few days. >>> a cyclone that roared ashore
Dec 16, 2011 1:00pm PST
interest to aggrevate iran. >> and we see the way it's behaving towards syria. basically supporting, going against the rest of the arab world in supporting al assad, refusing to impose sanctions and that's largely the result of irritating the iranian, who are very close to the iranian. >> the iraqi government justified that decision by saying first of all that sanctions have never forced a dictator to step down, bearing in mind that iraq also suffered greatly under saddam -- that could have a devastated impact on the iraqi economy and that is how they are basing their decision. that this is a decision of a sovereign iraqi nation, but there's still a lot of questions, wolf. >> thanks very much. arwa damon on the scene for us in baghdad as she's been virtually from day one. >>> details of what lawmakers slipped into a spending bill that's impacting potentially at least all of us. >>> and will bar ry bands go to jail? it's sentencing day for the disgraced form rer major league star. from neutrogena® naturals. removes 99% of dirt and toxins without dyes, parabens or harsh sulfates. so skin fe
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